Open Season Launched for Pipeline Reversal

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Plains All American Pipeline, L.P., Marathon Petroleum Corporation and BP Oil Pipeline Company have launched a non-binding open season for the reversal of the Capline Pipeline, a 40-inch pipeline that transports 1.2 million barrels per day of crude oil from St. James, Louisiana, to Patoka, Illinois.

The non-binding open season will be managed on behalf of the Capline owners by the law firm of Caldwell Boudreaux Lefler PLLC and will run from Oct. 17, 2017, through Nov. 17, 2017. If Plains All American, Marathon and BP decide to proceed, southbound flow could be operational by the second half of 2022.  Once in southbound service, the pipeline would have an initial capacity up to 300,000 barrels per day and would be able to receive crude oil from connecting carriers at Patoka. At St. James, shippers would have access to a distribution network that includes refineries, terminals, ships, barges and rail.

Interested shippers should contact Matt Heft, Commercial Development Representative, Marathon Petroleum Corporation, at (419) 429-5499.

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